Dioxide Materials has been awarded an SBIR Phase 1 Grant from NASA to develop a room temperature electrolyzer for generation of oxygen from carbon dioxide on Mars

Dioxide Materials has been awarded an SBIR Phase 1 Grant from NASA to develop a room temperature electrolyzer for generation of oxygen from carbon dioxide on Mars that can also be used for improving oxygen recovery on the International Space Station, other crewed spacecraft, or for energy storage devices. The devices are similar to a solid oxide electrolyzer, in that they can … Read More

US Patent 10,047,046 issued August 14, 2018

US Patent 10,047,046 for a method and system for electrochemical production of formic acid from carbon dioxide was issued on August 14, 2018. Dioxide Materials has been able to successfully produce high concentrations of formic acid directly from the electrochemical reduction of CO2. This reduces the need for the acid conversion of alkali metal formate salt-based products that are produced … Read More

(Novel Catalyst Mixtures) – Canadian Patent No. 2,794,105 was issued

(Novel Catalyst Mixtures) – Canadian Patent No. 2,794,105 was issued on July 10, 2018.  Also, an allowance of Australian application for CO2 Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals was also granted. Electrochemical devices comprising electro-catalyst mixtures include at least one Catalytically Active Element and, as a separate constituent, one Helper Catalyst. The electrocatalysts can be used to increase the rate, modify … Read More

U.S. Patent 9,957,624 issued May 1, 2018- Electrochemical devices comprising novel catalyst mixtures

Electrochemical devices comprising electro-catalyst mixtures include at least one Catalytically Active Element and, as a separate constituent, one Helper Catalyst. The electrocatalysts can be used to increase the rate, modify the selectivity or lower the overpotential of chemical reactions. These electrocatalysts are useful for a variety of chemical reactions including, in particular, the electrochemical conversion of CO2.

Latest U.S. Patent No. 9,943,841

This patent shows that while tetramethylimidazole (TMIM) degrades at 60 degrees C in 1M KOH, the TMIM ligand in our Sustainion® polymers is stable under the same conditions.

Latest U.S. Patent 9,945,040

This patent claims the use of ionomers containing cyclic amines for fuel cells and, CO₂ and water electrolyzers.  We had previously shown that ionic liquids containing cyclic amines can be used to enhance electron transfer in CO₂ and water electrolyzers thus lowering the overpotential for CO₂ and alkaline water electrolysis.  This patent shows that the cyclic amine can be in the form of … Read More